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October 13, 2015
Renowned South African artist William Kentridge returns to New York for the premiere of his new production of Alban Berg's Lulu at the Metropolitan Opera. At the Museum, he joins master printer Andrew Hoyem to discuss the limited-edition letterpress volume of Lulu that the two are creating for Hoyem's Arion Press of San Francisco. The multitalented artist and the master printer discuss how design and imagery aid human imagination, whether by enhancing words on a page or orchestral sound in a theater.
William Kentridge in Conversation with Andrew Hoyem at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
October 10, 2015- January 3, 2016
This will be the first United States career survey of the pioneering artist Eija-Liisa Ahtila. Ahtila’s provocative, intensely mesmerizing moving-image installations picture what it means to be human, to experience transcendence as well as frailty, to be awed by nature, and to reason with loss. This selected survey of the past twenty years of Ahtila’s multichannel installations includes works from every period of her career, and it features the North American premiere of her newest work, the four-channel installation Studies on the Ecology of Drama 1, 2014.
Eija-Liisa Ahtila at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery
October 10- December 21, 2015
The Blenheim Art Foundation​ announces their second ever exhibition focusing on the works of Lawrence Weiner, curated by Christian Gether, director of the Arken Museum of Modern Art in Denmark. The exhibition, "Within a Realm of Distance," will not only showcase Weiner's work over the last few decades, but will also include site-specific works that incorporate the architecture and layout of Blenheim Palace.
Lawrence Weiner at the Blenheim Foundation
October 2, 2015
Dara Birnbaum joins fellow artists Joan Bernstein and Joan Jonas to discuss "How to be a wo(man)", moderated by curator and writer Kathy Noble at Artists Space on October 2 at 7pm. This event is a part of the series "We(Not I), originated in London, England in the spring of 2015. 

Dara Birnbaum Panel Discussion at Artists Space
October 2, 2015
Art historian Patricia Falguiéres and Danh Vo discuss various topics including the fragility of the artist in society, iconoclasm and cultural migration on October 2nd at 7pm at the Palacio de Cristal.
Danh Vo in Conversation with Patricia Falguières at the Palacio de Cristal
October 1, 2015- March 28, 2016

The Museo Nacional Centro de Reina Sofia presents Danh Vo’s solo exhibition (Banish the Faceless / Reward your Grace), which was specifically designed for the unique architecture of the Palacio Cristal, capturing the nostalgia of a 19th century paleontology and archeology museum inside a large display cabinet.

Danh Vo at Palacio de Cristal, Museo Nacional Centro de Reina Sofia
September 29, 2015
Eija-Liisa Ahtila will be part of the Visiting Artists Program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She will be a guest lecturer on September 29, 2015 at 6pm.
Eija-Liisa Ahtila at School of the Art Institute of Chicago
September 26, 2015- January 25, 2016
Experience the first-ever survey exhibition in New Zealand of China's preeminent moving image artist, Yang Fudong.
Yang Fudong: Filmscapes at Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
September 25, 2015- January 31, 2016
An exhibition of new works by Eija-Liisa Ahtila​ will be presented at the Hämeenlinnan Taidemuseo in Hämeenlinna, the artist's hometown. 
Eija-Liisa Ahtila at Hämeenlinnan Taidemuseo, Hämeenlinna, Finland
September 25, 2015- January 3, 2016
The Musée Cantonal in Lausanne presents the first exhibition in a museum in western Switzerland of Giuseppe Penone, developed in close collaboration with the artist. 
Giuseppe Penone at Musée Cantonal de Lausanne, Switzerland
September 24, 2015- January 10, 2016
The Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris​ presents a selection of works by Niele Toroni​, including five paintings dating from 1979 to 1998, given by the artist to the museum in 2013 in addition to a selection of unpublished recent works from the artist's studio.
Niele Toroni at Musée Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
September 19, 2015- January 10, 2016
Giuseppe Penone: Being the River, Repeating the Forest will be the first U.S. museum exhibition of the artist’s work in over thirty years and will feature a selection of work in a variety of materials highlighting the development of Penone’s ideas over the course of his career.
Giuseppe Penone at the Nasher Sculpture Center
September 11, 2015
A breakfast salon for the 21st century that takes place in the early hours of the day at Think Coffee, Union Square, hosted by the Jewish Museum.
Artist Adrián Villar Rojas will discuss his site-specific installations and recent projects with Jens Hoffmann, Deputy Director, Exhibitions and Public Programs at the Jewish Museum.
8 – 9:30 am 
Think Coffee, Union Square, 123 4th Ave, NYC
Adrián Villar Rojas in Conversation with Jens Hoffmann
William Kentridge in conversation with Iwona Blazwick at Marian Goodman Gallery London
September 10, 2015
William Kentridge in conversation with Iwona Blazwick at Marian Goodman Gallery London.
10am, Thursday, September 10, 2015.
William Kentridge in conversation with Iwona Blazwick at Marian Goodman Gallery London
September 9- December 20, 2015
Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson presents Jeff Wall: "Smaller Pictures," a selection of the presented works, prints and light boxes derived from Wall's personal collection.
Jeff Wall at Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson
September 8, 2015
Marking the publication of a new book about the multi-site sculptural project "Tres Aguas" in the city of Toledo in Spain, Cristina Iglesias will discuss her work with writer Marina Warner and ARTANGEL​ Co-Director James Lingwood on Tuesday September 8, 6:30pm at the Instituto Cervantes, London​.
Cristina Iglesias in Conversation at ArtAngel
September 5- December 6, 2015
Moderna Museet presents Francesca Woodman: "On Being An Angel," a collection of about a hundred photographs exploring themes of gender, representation, sexuality and body.
Francesca Woodman at the Moderna Museet
September 2, 2015
Dara Birnbaum's "Technology Transformation: Wonder Woman (1978–79)" will be screened as part of the new series On Screen/Sound which focuses on analog and synthetic experiments by US-based artists who pioneered new approaches to the correlation of a film's sound and image tracks. 
7pm at the Concert Hall at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. 
Dara Birnbaum at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
September 1- November 15, 2015
Yuz Museum Shanghai​ presents “Twin Tracks: Yang Fudong Solo Exhibition,” which focuses on five important works since 2007: East of Que Village (2007), Blue· Kylin /A Journal of Shan Dong (2008), The Fifth Night (2010), About the Unknown Girl – Ma Sise (2013-2015) and the China premiere of The Colored Sky: New Women II (2014). This exhibition explores the complex ambiguous relationship between reality and unreality to re-examine different lifestyles of modern society and its meaning.

Yang Fudong at the Yuz Museum Shanghai
August 29- November 22, 2015
The first major Australian survey of works by internationally renowned contemporary French artist Pierre Huyghe will be exhibited at TarraWarra Museum of Art.
Pierre Huyghe at TarraWarra Museum of Art
August 24- November 15, 2015
The Kunstmuseum Winterthur​ in Switzerland presents a solo exhibition of Richard Deacon focusing on his work from the last decade, bringing together pieces in wood, metal and ceramic. The works vary in size from monumental to small and delicate.
Richard Deacon at Kunstmuseum Winterthur Switzerland
July 3- October 24, 2015
3 July – 4 October 2015
Exhibition opening and performance 3 July 2015, Friday, 6 p.m.
Artist talk: Christian Boltanski
2 July 2015, Thursday, 6 p.m.
Christian Boltanski at Cricoteka, Poland
June 27- September 20, 2015
Merano Arte presents a double exhibition of works by the Italo-American artist Francesca Woodman (1958 – 1981) and the Austrian artist Birgit Jürgenssen (1949 – 2003). 
Francesca Woodman & Birgit Jürgenssen at Merano Arte
June 26- October 4, 2015
Dara Birnbaum at Van Abbemuseum
Danh Vo to represent Denmark at the Venice Biennale 2015
June 19, 2015
Danh Vo to represent Denmark at the Venice Biennale 2015
June 14- September 20, 2015
Dan Graham at MAMO, Marseille, France
June 4- September 20, 2015
The South African artist William Kentridge (b. 1955 in Johannesburg) is one of the most highly regarded artists of our time. Museum Haus Konstruktiv is presenting this exceptional artist's first comprehensive solo exhibition to be held in Switzerland. Here, the focus is on the multimedia cycle of works entitled “The Nose”, which is based on the eponymous surreal short story written by Nikolai Gogol in 1836. In 2006, the Metropolitan Opera in New York commissioned William Kentridge to stage Dmitri Shostakovich's opera of the same name (first performed in 1930 in Leningrad). In this context, a series of works were produced, which can be categorized as visual art, theater and film. 
William Kentridge – The Nose at Haus Konstruktiv
June 3, 2015- January 4, 2016
Rineke Dijkstra's "The Krazyhouse, Liverpool, UK" is on view as part of the Accrochage 3 Pop and Music/Sound, presented by the Fondation Louis Vuitton. It is part of the second axis, Music/Sound which showcases work in various forms- environments, sculpture and video.
Rineke Dijkstra at Fondation Louis Vuitton
June 3- September 26, 2015
Since 1966, Niele Toroni has applied imprints of a number 50 brush at regular intervals of 30 cm on a variety of surfaces and supports. For his first ever institutional solo show in NY and his first in the US in over 25 years, Swiss Institute presents an exhibition that spans close to 5 decades of the artist’s work, featuring imprints on waxed fabric, canvas, and paper, as well as new, site-specific works created for this show.
Niele Toroni at Swiss Institute
May 12- November 1, 2015
This spring, Pierre Huyghe has installed the third in a new series of site-specific commissions for the Museum's Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden.
Pierre Huyghe - The Roof Garden Commission, Metropolitan Museum of Art
April 26- November 15, 2015
"Carte du monde poétique": Films, works and documents of Marcel Broodthaers.
Marcel Broodthaers at Herbert Foundation
April 26, 2014- ongoing
Toledo stands above the fast flowing waters of the River Tagus. Its waters were drawn up by the first communities into their fountains, cisterns and baths, and so the settlement flourished.

In making "Tres Aguas – A Project for Toledo", her most ambitious work to date, Cristina Iglesias drew from the cultural history of the city, its mingling and layering of Muslim, Jewish and Christian communities who lived alongside each other for centuries in the period known as "La Convivencia" or The Co-existence. The three sculptural works that make up the project bring water to the fore; it courses through channels and travels back into the ground after animating the surfaces of the works so they come to resemble the overgrown bed of some ancient river. Visitors are taken on a journey through the city as they visit each work, from a mudéjar water tower to the city's main public space and then onto a hidden location within a convent, a place not normally open for visitors.
Conceived as a journey into the heart of the city, Iglesias' project aligns the hard materials of architecture and the fluidity of water to deliver a sequence of large-scale sculptural works that bring the river back into the body of this historic city. 
Cristina Iglesias: Tres Aguas
April 25- October 25, 2015
The Argentinian artist Adrián Villar Rojas (b 1980) is known for his often monumental works in clay and other organic materials that are allowed to change and disintegrate over time. In addition to sculpture and installation, he also uses photography, drawing and moving images. Villar Rojas explores temporality and he is inspired by ideas from the natural sciences, popular culture, theories of evolution, science fiction and the performing arts. 
Adrián Villar Rojas at Moderna Museet
April 12- December 31, 2015
Danh Vo has been invited to collaborate with Palazzo Grassi and Caroline Bourgeois, Punta della Dogana and the Pinault Collection not only as an artist but also as a curator, working with the collection in conjunction with a number of invited artists. Indeed, it is the first time that the foundation invites an artist as a curator at Punta della Dogana in Venice.
SLIP OF THE TONGUE at Punta della Dogana
January 1- December 31, 2015
The first major survey of the German/British artist Tino Sehgal marks the new directorate of Beatrix Ruf. Taking place in 2015, the overview unfolds in 12 chapters.
Tino Sehgal at the Stedelijk